Not since LeBron James has a high school basketball player carried as much hype with him to the next level of the sport than Andrew Wiggins is hauling right now. James never played college ball, of course, but the NBA’s current rules stipulate Wiggins must put in a year of time in the NCAA ranks before he’s eligible to jump up to play with the big boys — and rest assured, unless Wiggins suffers a double Kevin Ware or worse, he’ll be the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
For now, though, Wiggins is just a guy scrimmaging with his Kansas Jayhawks teammates at camp. And just a guy doing this:
Oh my goodness. Look at those hops. According to reports, that was the first thing Wiggins did with the ball in his hands during the scrimmage. Just ridiculous.
And that’s not a college player he posterized — that’s former Jayhawk and current Sacramento Kings center Cole Aldrich, the 11th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Here’s the dunk from another angle:
And here it is again, in GIF form:
The legend begins…